Will Democrats bring back the Draft?

It appears that Charlie Rangel, the same congressman whom a House panel found broke ethic rules…


Headlines: Editors’ Picks

Obama on GOP Deficit Talk: 'I'm Going to Call Them on Their Bluff'Nancy Pelosi, Robert Gates Differ on 2011 Afghanistan Troop Drawdown More political news below the fold…


Headlines: Editors’ Picks

Watch this! ►  In Weekly Address, President Rips Republicans for Blocking Small Business Lending BillHouse approves sweeping oil spill legislationIncoming BP CEO: Time for 'scaleback' in cleanup More political news below the fold…


“The Gentleman Will SIT!”

Rep. Anthony Wiener (D-Bringin' It) will not be shouted down when he shames Republicans. This is how congressional Democrats should be conducting themselves in the House. For that matter, Senate Democrat could learn a few things from Weiner. [Hat tip: Oliver Willis ]


Headlines: Editors’ Picks

Shirley Sherrod says she'll sue Andrew BreitbartHouse ethics committee unveils 13 ethics charges against Rep. Charles RangelRepublicans Block Bill to Aid Small Business More political news below the fold…


Headlines: Editors’ Picks

Judge blocks huge parts of Arizona's draconian immigration lawObama Trumpets Democrats' Small-Business Bona FidesCongress Passes Stripped-Down War-Funding Bill More political news below the fold…


Property Rights and Public Accommodations

Libertarians and other dogmatists to the contrary notwithstanding, fundamental rights and abstract moral precepts can and do conflict. Ernest Partridge weighs in on the need to respect the dignity of each individual and each person’s rights.


Headlines: Editors’ Picks

Obama Cancels Offshore Oil Lease Sales in the Atlantic and Gulf of MexicoCongress Passes Stripped-Down War-Funding Bill as DISCLOSE Act Falls Short; Advocates Vow to Keep FightingDepartment of Defense can't account for 96 percent of money administered in Iraq reconstruction fund. More political news below the fold…


Headlines: Editors’ Picks

Obama Assails Republicans on Campaign FinanceWikiLeak leaves White House on defensive about Afghanistan policy — may hurt efforts to build support for warCurveballed Again! Overeager CIA may have been duped by Iranian double agent More political news below the fold…


How rich is rich?

A lot of politicians are talking about extending the Bush tax cuts claiming the it would raise taxes on the "middle class." However…